Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Good news for the Karl Deans and Phil Bredesens

of Cleveland, Ohio. They won't have to choose private schools like Karl and Phil did here in Nashville. Charter Schools are giving more parents in Cleveland a reason to choose public schools. If Karl dean wants to keep parents in Davidson County, the path is clear. Give them more quality educational options.


"It was a savior for us," said Shafer, who has two children in the State Road charter school. "We were ready to leave the city because of the schools. We stayed because of this school."

After a rocky start, charter schools -- independent, tuition-free schools that are publicly funded but privately operated -- are taking root in Ohio neighborhoods.